Charity entered the English language through the Old French word "charité" which was derived from the Latin "caritas". Caritas became the standard Latin translation for the Greek word agapē, meaning an unlimited loving-kindness to all others, such as the love of God.
A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is an organization with charitable purposes only. Charities are all non-profit organizations, however, not all non-profit organizations are charities. Most charities rely on third party funds. More than 80% of the money raised by charities in this country comes from individuals.
Most people have a charity that is close to their hearts. Cookies For A Cause™,our sister non-profit organization has raised several thousand dollars in less than a year and have made contributions to such charities as:
Share Our Strength
Give The Kids The World
Children's Speedway Charities
Elon Homes for Children
Cornelius Animal Shelter
Lymphoma Research Foundation
and our 2008 Gala which will be held at the Mint Museum & Craft in Charlotte, NC will donate 20% of all sponsor donations to Barium Springs Home For Children.
We would love to hear about your favorite charity. If you have raised money for it, please tell us how you did it! These stories are always sure to inspire someone else to do charitable things.